reverse verb

1 move backwards

ADV. carefully She carefully reversed the lorry up the narrow driveway. | slowly | in, out

PREP. into The car reversed into a hedge. | out of He reversed slowly out of the garage.

2 change sth to the opposite

ADV. dramatically, radically | completely, exactly, totally The decline in this industry has now been completely reversed. | almost | partially, partly | simply To solve the puzzle, simply reverse the order of the numbers. | quickly, rapidly | suddenly

VERB + REVERSE seek to, try to | fail to